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Libya Accuses United Arab Emirates Mafia Of Spearheading Oil Blockade

Libya Accuses United Arab Emirates Mafia Of Spearheading Oil Blockade

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By Elite News Reporter A deadly clash has erupted in Arabia after Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) accused mafias in the United Arab Emirates of allegedly instructing eastern forces in Libya's civil war to reimpose a blockade of oil exports after the departure of the first tanker in six months. It should be noted that the UAE, along with Russia and Egypt, supports the eastern-based self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, which on Saturday said the blockade would continue despite it having let a tanker loaded with oil from storage. Libya, which sits atop Africa's largest proven crude oil reserves, is torn between the rival powers of the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and eastern-based Haftar. "NOC has be...
Al-Shabab Attack Turkish Base In Somalia

Al-Shabab Attack Turkish Base In Somalia

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By Elite News Reporter A suicide bomber's explosives were detonated outside a Turkish military training base in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing at least two people, police said on Tuesday. It was the first time the Turkish base in Mogadishu, Turkey's largest overseas military base, had been attacked by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab. The Somalia-based group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Radio al-Furqan, one of the group's radio affiliates. Somali government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar told Anadolu news agency that security guards shot the bomber who was trying to enter the military facility. "He pretended to be a trainee at the Turkey-Somali military academy but was shot and exploded outside the camp, killing himself and two civil...